Dentures are important dental appliances used to replace lost teeth. They help restore your smile and the ability to chew food properly. However, like your natural teeth, it is important to take good care of dentures. One way of doing so is cleaning them properly.
Most tend to neglect to brush their dentures. This is because they think that soaking will remove all the food particles and debris that accumulate during the day. However, that is not always the case. Brushing your dentures with warm water and a denture brush is the first thing you should do after removing them. Dentures have natural shapes and contain many crannies and nooks. This is risky because debris and other food particles can stick in these places.
Since dentures are made of plastic and acrylic, they can't get cavities or gum disease. However, this shouldn't mean that the accumulation of bacteria is harmless because it can spread to other areas and cause infections. Therefore, using a denture brush, brush your dentures thoroughly, and make sure that you reach all the crannies and nooks. This will get rid of all the soft build-up. Brushing dentures is a simple and easy process that you shouldn't skip!
After brushing your dentures and getting rid of all the debris, you should place them in a cleansing solution to soak overnight. Soaking is highly recommended because it prevents the dentures from drying out. Be careful with what you soak the dentures in because some solutions can be harmful. If you have to use OTC solutions, make sure it carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Soaking your dentures in authorized solutions will help freshen and sanitize them. This will also help prolong their lifespan and makes them more effective. Contact our offices for more information on how to properly clean your dentures.
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